It could, but it more than likely means other things. You need to really immediately retain a criminal defense attorney. My firm offers free case consultations in these matters and is open on Saturdays. Good luck.
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Bonds are assessed based upon the severity of the crime, prior convictions, and flight risk (ie. ties to the community). The amounts vary depending on the circumstances. The judge basis his/her decision upon the probable cause affidavit, or police report. The strength of the prosecution's case shouldn't have any bearing on the bond amount. It's usually just the discretion of the judge.
I agree that a $5000 bond is low for manslaughter. It's in your best interest to consult with an experienced criminal defense attorney in your area to review the facts of your case. Good luck.
Do yourself a favor and just prepare to defend yourself. You are asking for "odds." Let your lawyer prepare by investigation, discovery, motion practice, etc. and THEN and only then make your decision. To base your entire life on the amount of bond set is not and your "guesses" as to the "real meaning" of the amount does not comport with your best interests.
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